05/14/13 - 4:51pm
Working in his open-air studio on County Road 16 near Jenkins, Steven Weagel gets frequent friendly honks from friends who drive by.
Steven blows glass in the back of a converted truck, complete with propane-fired heaters and all the tools necessary, most made by Steven himself. The truck opens up both in the back, where stairs ascend to the furnaces, and on the side, for demonstrations.
In one furnace are long blowpipes, sitting hot over roaring flames, and another oven holds both a pit of molten glass and a piping hot hole for keeping the liquid glass hot and workable.